It is our one year anniversary! And to say thankyou for all your 'likes' of Facebook, retweets on Twitter, words of encouragement, criticism...all of it, we are inviting you for a morning of cake, tea, networking and a powerful panel discussion on craftmanship.
Defined as 'the practice of a craft with great skill', craftsmanship is the secret of success no one told you about. But we will. And in great detail too!
Featuring a panel of accomplished craft entrepreneurs, we will discuss how to hire and maintain the most skilled staff, outsourcing and quality control, sourcing for the best raw materials, how to ensure distinctive quality with every product plus much much more.
Share and invite a friend or two or three....if they are in the craft sector, they will benefit from the day's program.
When & Where
Craft Afrika is a social enterprise registered in Nairobi. The mission of the organization is to support contemporary craft entrepreneurs and designers build dynamic, viable businesses. We achieve this objective through 2 main strategic programs
1. Knowledge sharing: We achieve this objective through 3 main acitivities- [a] Jumpstart Thursday which is our bi-monthly community forum [b] Research, aggregation and dissemination of information on the sector and [c] Business skills training with a mentorship component
2.Market development: Our market development efforts are geared mainly towards the domestic and regional markets. The main activity under this program is the annual Afrika Handmade symposium, with the first edition scheduled to take place 2nd and 3rd October 2014. The main objective of the event is to create visibility for contemporary craft and design, thereby opening up new market opportunities while strenghthening existing ones.
Other activities under this program include facilitating co-shared exhibition spaces in local/regional/international trade fairs, connecting international buyers to local designers and publishing an annual catalogue featuring the best of Kenya's contemporary craft and design.